Djorvin Clain ‎– Pattern Of Thought

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Silent Season ‎– SSCD12
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Tracklist

1 Intro 1:27
2 Structured Signature 7:30
3 Enigma 8:11
4 The Untitled One 8:16
5 Deep Storm 6:49
6 Never Forget 7:39
7 Kajimeara 8:08
8 Somewhere 7:34
9 Ussim 8:50
10 Dark Modernity 7:10

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Edition of 300 stamped and hand-numbered copies.
Packaged in a recycled dual slot chipboard sleeve, with cardboard insert and two label stickers.

"Pattern Of Thought speaks a believers language. It was created and processed with care. We experience time and our conscious emotions in a most individual space of mind. Our thoughts are formed by what we feel. Our own personal diary, the mind and heart guides us through.

All tracks and sounds where recorded in Belgium with the use of hardware instruments and several recording techniques, from field recordings to reel to reel tape. The sounds of the album are kept authentically as possible, away from what was happening in the music world around me, it is a deepest personal reflection.

Pattern Of Thought is best listened without headphones, on a comfortable level in the right environment for sound."

© 2012 Silent Season [SSCD12]

www.silentseason.com

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Escherichia

April 16, 2013

This is one of my favourite ambient techno releases. The rhythms made from deepened percussion are both mechanical and strangely alive; the melodies are often filtered and fractured; and the ambience is melancholy and wholly reflective of the image used on the album’s cover. Field recordings brilliantly intermingle with the synthesized sounds, giving the music depth and humanity despite its darkness – that in itself is not unique to this kind of music (in fact, it’s pretty much the norm), but in this case the usual crackling wash is avoided in favour of more subtler uses of the field recordings (chains clanking in “Enigma” and birds chirping behind the lumbering rhythm in “The Untitled One,” for example). The most impressive use of natural recordings occurs near the album’s halfway point, though, with the aptly named “Deep Storm,” which is literally a six-minute-long recording of a distant thunder storm. On its own its effectiveness might be questionable, but in the context of this already overcast album, it works better than I would have imagined. It’s both an interlude after the initial four tracks (which form a statement of purpose, of sorts) and a prelude to the five subsequent pieces, which range from beatless ambient (“Ussim”) to borderline IDM (“Dark Modernity”).

This is an album for home listening, preferably for when you can concentrate on it and nothing else. Don’t go into it expecting to hear the usual dub techno sounds, though; I’d go so far as to say this can’t even really be called “dub techno” per se, but of course that’s debatable. It is, however, minimal/ambient techno at its most artistic and creative. Any album that can convey beauty and menace together so exceptionally, and with a distinct sound to identify the artist responsible, is worthy of much praise. Highly recommended.
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April 12, 2012
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'Pattern Of Thought' is a memorizing voyage through sounds of minimalism that evokes a sense of mystery and suspense within its atmospheres. The flowing forest ambient with natures sounds whisper along shared with what sounds like organic environmental field-recording - both evolve and alter the atmospheric patterns bringing a dark & lonely suspenseful atmosphere to the album. The stripped back tight & minimal techno strarts to filter & phase in and out through the ambient in a gradual & unfolding manipulated process, with minimalism, but always detailed with a sense of progression as the album plays along. Hearing the ambient & techno you'll hear the gradual sound spectrum shift & change in its ambient, techno loops, and drum programming patterns - all are tightly manipulated or tweaked with small/subtle effects with alteration in patterns & layers: Just think Plastikman's - Consumed(LP), Pwog - Kraak(EP), and the cult classic minimal-techno `Rojo' album by I.A. Bericochea*...Even though this is quiet a dark, maybe even claustrophobic listen at times, it still natures warmth and with an open free electronic wilderness within its stripped sound. This truly is a album of minimalism that gradually comes alive creating a truly captivating listen with its deep hypnotic that comes with a sense of development that will consume you throughout with every listen. 9/10